Thursday, October 06, 2011
A cartload of pumpkins
I have had more than a few rough days lately. Bless my hubby's heart - at my lowest point, he told me not to worry, his faith can be big enough for the both of us right now...that made me love him even more than I ever thought possible. I also want to say thank you to all those who have taken the time to leave a comment, e-mail me and think of us or say a prayer. I am more grateful than you could ever know, please believe me.
Some of the brightest things that have come out of this awful mess is that I've gotten close to my sister and brother-in-law and my sweet great aunt, who is an angel who walks among us. If you ever need to be lifted up, go visit my great aunt...she makes homemade candy that tastes like it should only be served in heaven AND she gives the best hugs in the world. When you leave her home, you know you're loved, no matter what. My faith is also growing - some days even when I don't "want" it to grow....it stretches to meet my needs. I am trying to "cast my burdens on the Lord" but in my human-ness, I keep trying to be a control freak and taking them back. My life and faith is a work in progress - - - I think I've finally started to accept that. The serenity prayer keeps coming to mind...
Now, on to my pumpkins! This was a fast, fun stitch for me and I loved stitching with the Autumn colors! The fall hues are always my very favorite colors to work with. :)
This will probably be my last "finish" for a while. Every year, I always stitch Christmas gifts for various people in my life. With all the on-going turmoil, we've decided just to go the gift-card route this year for everyone except hubby and son. I want to just stitch for fun and relaxation, not on a dead-line. Hopefully next year, I'll have lots of gifts made and ready to go.
Ian loves wolves and asked me to stitch a wolf for him. He picked a design that he really likes so I'm having fun getting started on that. I think I'm going to try and make 2012 the year that I really concentrate on finishing some of the designs that I have in my stash. Somehow, a lot of UFO's have made it to the bottom of my stitching basket and I'd like to get them finished. It's easy to say this now...just wait, I bet a bunch of designers are out there right now working their magic, creating more patterns that I'll "have" to have and make me blow my resolution right out of the water. We'll see.... :)
Again, thanks so much for all your support!
I "cherish" each and every one of you!